Craig Partin, 66, of Lake Winnebago, MO, passed away on February 26th, 2022 after a courageous battle with Esophageal Cancer.
Craig was born on August 18th, 1955 to James Edward Partin and Flora Madalyn Partin in Des Moines, IA. After graduating from Bethany High School in 1973, he went on to get his degree in business from University of Missouri Kansas City. Taking frequent breaks in study to travel, he often said that he “completed the 10-year plan in 8 years.”
In August of 1987, he met Mary Partin, and they wed in 1988, going on to have a daughter, Amy Partin. Craig began working at Mid-West CAD as a salesman in 1990, where he would work until his retirement in 2019. He was very passionate about his work and found it very hard to retire (at first).
He was a force of nature, determined to provide for his family and give them the life he felt they deserved. His family meant more to him than anything else in the world, something he often mentioned. He was unendingly proud of Amy Partin, and Nellie and always tried his best to be of support them.
Craig was also a passionate sailor and could often be found boating when he wasn’t at home. He enjoyed all water activities and loved to participate in sailing, skiing, pontooning, kayaking, canoeing, float trips, etc.
Anyone who knew Craig knew that he was the most loving father and husband a family could ask for. Craig was predeceased by his father, Jim Partin, his mother, Madalyn Partin, and his brother-in-law, Walter Peery. He is survived by his wife, Mary; his daughter, Amy Partin, and her wife, Nellie; his sister, Rhonda Peery, and her fiance, Kevin Phillips; his niece, Nicole Maccagnano, and her husband, Tony; his nephew, Nathaniel Peery, and his fiance, Kathy Martinez; and his nephew, Noah Peery. He is also survived by his best friend of 60 years, Chris Walter, and his wife, Andrea. Craig will be missed by all of Mary’s brothers– Joe Rhoads, Bob Rhoads, Randy Rhoads, Russell Rhoads, their spouses, and all of their children. He touched the lives of all of them with his warmth and ready laugh.
The family requests that all flowers and notes are sent to Langsford Funeral Home. For those wishing to donate, the family requests donations to St Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City.
There will be a Celebration of Craig’s Life on Friday, March 4, 2022 at Langsford Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, with the service at 3:00 PM.
Arrangements by Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW 3rd, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063